1917 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 (See Map Below)
Neighborhood: Spring Valley & Marinship South. No website or online menu. Open for breakfast and lunch. Street parking.
#1 (tied) on the OurSausalito Best Lunch Cafes, Diners and Deli’s List for 2021
|#4 on the OurSausalito.com List of the Best Breakfast restaurants in Sausalito, 2021|
|Named to the OurSausalito.com List of the Best Burgers in Sausalito, 2021|
|#5 on the OurSausalito.com list of the best bars and restaurants in Sausalito for singles to meet new people for 2021|
|Named to the OurSausalito.com Best Restaurants for Bike Riders List for 2021|
Fred’s Coffee Shop
Fred’s Coffee Shop is part of the eternal local debate, “What’s the best breakfast place, Lighthouse Cafe, Anchorage 5 or Fred’s?” Once we settle that one we’ll move on to “How do we end world hunger?”
This small breakfast and lunch space draws visitors from a wide area and is often crowded, with waiting patrons spilling out onto the street. Fred’s Coffee Shop has achieved the kind of “Cool place that spreads by word of mouth” status in San Francisco that draws many people across the Golden Gate Bridge to come here.
Fred’s Coffee Shop had communal tables inside the small dining room “before it was cool.” Some of our editors like the chance to meet new people when you’re paired up with another couple at a table for four, while others crave the opportunity for more private (and potentially romantic) conversations or for business discussions.
Of course, that very same feature is behind Fred’s being placed on the OurSausalito.com list of the best bars and restaurants in Sausalito for singles to meet new people.
There are additional tables out front on Bridgeway, which are great (albeit a little noisy) in nice weather. The food is usually very good, prices are on the low side for Sausalito, and the French Toast is a favorite.
Something else that people should know about Fred’s Coffee Shop? Think we’re missing the chance to meet famous celebrities or brooding artists because we don’t want to double up at the inside tables? Disagree with any of our suggestions? Please let us know!